Police hold Taksim under siege, continue raid on 5th day of protests

The Turkish police?s crackdown against Taksim Gezi Park protesters continued on June 1, as clashes broke out in Istanbul‘s symbolic Istiklal Avenue and the Beşiktaş district.

Raw: Police, Demonstrators Clash in Turkey

Turkish police have let off tear gas and pressurized water against groups of protesters during a second day of anti-government demonstrations. (June 1)
Gezi Park crackdown recalls ‘most shameful moments of Turkish history,’ says Chomsky

Outspoken American linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky joined condemnation of brutal police crackdown in response to the peaceful protests in Gezi Park.

 

Turkey protests spread after violence in Istanbul over park demolition

Demonstrations against Erdogan government in several cities as riot officers use tear gas to control protesters in Istanbul

Turkey has been engulfed by a series of protests across several cities after riot police turned Istanbul’s busiest city centre hub into a battleground, deploying tear gas and water cannon against thousands of peaceful demonstrators.

Turkey protests spread after violence in Istanbul over park demolition

Demonstrations against Erdogan government in several cities as riot officers use tear gas to control protesters in Istanbul

Turkey has been engulfed by a series of protests across several cities after riot police turned Istanbul’s busiest city centre hub into a battleground, deploying tear gas and water cannon against thousands of peaceful demonstrators.

 

TÜRKİYE DİRENİŞİNDE DÜN NELER OLDU?

Gündüz sabah 5?te yeniden bir gece öncesinde karpuzcusuyla köftecisiyle mısırcısıyla çoluklu çocuklu oturup, halaylarla horonları bir yerde çektiğimiz yeri yıkmaya yine geldiğini ve bu defa çevik kuvvetle insanların dışarı sürüldüğünü öldürüldüğünü duyduk. İş yerinde kah üzülerek kah akşam için hazırlık yaparak günü geçirdik. 19:00?da buluşulacağı için saat 5 gibi çıktık.

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Istanbulites React to Police Violence

Police gassed and water cannoned hundreds of demonstrators assembled in downtown Istanbul to protest the destruction of Taksim Gezi Park. Police violence enraged Istanbulites.

Istanbul park protests sow the seeds of a Turkish spring | Richard Seymour

A protest in a small Istanbul park has become a lightning rod for grievances against the government, and it could be explosive

This morning, Turkish police surrounded protesters in Taksim Gezi park, the central square in Istanbul, blocked all exits and attacked them with chemical sprays and teargas.

An Occupy-style movement has taken off in Istanbul. The ostensible issue of conflict is modest. Protesters started gathering in the park on 27 May, to oppose its demolition as part of a redevelopment plan. But this is more than an environmental protest. It has become a lightning conductor for all the grievances accumulated against the government.

Capital city rocked by police crackdown on solidarity protest with Gezi Park

Security forces in Ankara staged a violent crackdown on demonstrators who organized a solidarity protest against the demolition of Taksim Gezi Park.

Police hold Taksim under siege, continue raid on 5th day of protests

The Turkish police?s crackdown against Taksim Gezi Park protesters continued on June 1

Use of tear gas against peaceful protesters ‘violation of human rights’: Amnesty

Amnesty International has called on the Turkish authorities to immediately halt the brutal police repression, describing the use of tear gas as ‘unacceptable.’

Malling Turkey?s Heritage II

Adding to the long list of architectural and ecological insults to Turkey?s cities and natural areas, we can add one of the last green areas in central Istanbul, a park in Taksim that the government is intent upon tearing down, tree by tree, and replacing with yet another trashy mall built in some cartoonish faux version of a historic building. (For numerous examples, see here and under the blog category ?Istanbul?.) The new construction is continuing despite orders to desist by the High Council on Cultural Heritage, upheld today by an Istanbul court. PM Erdogan responded that he ?refuses the refusal?.

Supporter groups of Istanbul?s three major teams join forces for Gezi Park

The irreconcilable fans of Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş protested in unison.

Union of Bars Association head asks for President Gül?s intervention

The head of the Union of Turkish Bar Associations urged President Gül to defuse the situation.

Occupy Taksim?

It started as a rather modest protest by some 50 people a few days ago against the government decision to convert the ?Gezi? (promenade) Park.

 

Veteran Hürriyet photojournalist injured by police taken to hospital

A veteran photojournalist of daily Hürriyet has been injured in the police?s raid against protesters in the afternoon.

Turkey braces for fresh protests

Protests in Turkey are expected to continue after police clashed with thousands of demonstrators occupying a park in central Istanbul.

Taksim Gezi Park Resistance Spreads Across Turkey

The resistance that Taksim Gezi Park protestors initiated spread across Turkey. Police attacks and detentions have been reported from Ankara, İzmir and Eskişehir. People are out in the streets.

Erdogan Supporters Attack Protesters

In Tophane, a district of Istanbul that has previously seen fights between residents and newcomers opening art galleries and gentrifying the area. Residents chant ?Recep Tayyip Erdogan?.

Anti-government fury erupts in Turkey

Turkish police used water cannons and tear gas to break up protests against Prime Minister Tayip Erdogan in several major cities. Deborah Gembara reports.

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